Counselor/Social Worker

Wellness Center · Durham, North Carolina
Department Wellness Center
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $50k - $55k DOE

Veterans and service members are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who haven’t served. We’re solely focused on changing that.


Stop Soldier Suicide is looking for driven and compassionate Master’s-level Social Workers or Counselors who want to go beyond making a difference. Our Wellness Coordinators literally save lives through pinpoint data, cutting-edge technology and a one-of-a-kind suicide intervention model.


Our headquarters is located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, but our focus is finding the right teammates to make our goal a reality. We’re open to remote work for candidates outside our geographic area, provided you’re located in the Eastern time zone.


Our team is small, but we’re growing aggressively to meet the demand for our services and accomplish our goal of reducing the military suicide rate by 40% by 2030. That means empowering 2,400 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters or battle buddies with a brighter future each year.


We serve all branches of the military and all generations, regardless of discharge status. We’re not government funded, but not a single client will ever see a bill for our services.


Part of investment in our Wellness Coordinators as the live-saving force of SSS is through best-in-class training and education. These measures are imperative to the support and care of our clients, but also serve as growth and development opportunities.


Additionally, we’ve convened a Scientific Advisory Council of some of the nation’s leading suicide intervention and prevention experts. Our innovative service model was built in collaboration with the SAC, with the goal of transcending outdated standard practices and taking action to save lives.


Not all veterans and service members need our services, but there are still too many who do. This is an opportunity to build brighter futures for men and women who have willingly sacrificed for our country. This is an opportunity to literally save lives.


Core Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Conduct suicide screenings and clinical risk assessments to determine personalized next steps for each client in your portfolio
  • Utilize clinical interviewing, monitoring and life coaching measures to make tangible impacts on your clients’ lives
  • Provide actionable, solutions-focused service through a one-of-a-kind suicide intervention model
  • Establish trusted, long-term relationships with at-risk clients to support them in achieving empowerment, connectedness and a greater sense of hope
  • Recognize the appropriate services, tools and resources for each client’s unique needs, and be the catalyst for putting them into action


Minimum Qualifications

  • Required: Master’s degree in social work, counseling or human service-related field
  • Preferred, but not required: Provisional professional license
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable and at-risk clients, preferably in a crisis contact center environment
  • Military experience highly valued but not required; disabled veterans strongly encouraged to apply
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to be flexible with work time in order to best serve client needs
  • Occasional, client need-related travel when absolutely necessary (note: we are not traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic and won’t do so until it is safe and responsible)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite and CRM platforms
  • A proactive mindset with the abilities to make sound judgments quickly, challenge assumptions and solve challenges through innovative thinking

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  • Location
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Department
    Wellness Center
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $50k - $55k DOE